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New York City    Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2021
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TheSkimm is looking for a host/producer to launch & host a new weekly podcast focused on pop culture & zeitgeist topics. The ideal candidate is a news & culture junkie & experienced audio producer who can write, produce, edit, & voice podcasts on a tight deadline. Youll work with our audio team pitching stories, fact-checking, sourcing & cutting audio, writing concise & ready-to-read news copy, interviewing guests, & recording the show. 


  • Collaborate with the team while pitching stories, booking guests, researching, fact-checking, & script writing in theSkimms brand voice -- while also cutting tape & mixing audio 
  • Manage the weekly production of the podcast
  • Attend pitch meetings, offer editorial feedback, contribute to story generation & development
  • Interview sources, coaching those without audio experience
  • Source audio elements, mix audio for segments
  • Contribute to writing & structure of specific segments 


  • 5+ yrs experience as a journalist working in a newsroom setting
  • 2+ yrs experience covering pop culture topics
  • 2+ yrs experience in audio storytelling
  • 2+ yrs experience voicing a podcast or hosting a news product
  • Intense interest in all things news, culture, & zeitgeist
  • Experience interviewing newsmakers & high-profile guests 
  • Experience fact-checking audio scripts both before & after recordings 
  • Calm under pressure, able to switch gears & react to breaking news
  • Highly organized, with an ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Strong journalistic judgment with a specific eye for fact-checking standards
  • Proficiency in cutting & mixing tape for audio publications


  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits & 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking & diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter


theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than 12 million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, & take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, & we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, & on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, & more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed & empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, & more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives & we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.

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